How I accidently created a radio show archive

Back in 2013 I decided to rebuild my 90s techno Vinyl collection because my original records and CDs had been lost over the previous decade. I had no written records about what I once owned but most of it was played at least once in a radio show called the Steve Mason Experience. By searching the internet for playlists of this underground techno radio show that ran throughout the 90s I started a journey that would lead to thousands of hours in research and in building an archive website with 8000 music tracks listed: more

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State of this blog – changes

State of this blog -change

I am not the biggest fan of meta blog posts but for the first time in years it is time to do one for my blog. Change is coming to this blog and some of it is already happening. more

wget save with different file name and special characters in url

To save an URL into a different file name the “-O” option is the best way to go. If you have special characters like ? or & in your URL enclose the URL in double quotes.

This is how it should look:

SSL source without checking the certificate

If you have a ssl source and do not want to have the certificate checked:

It is time to quit Warframe

Never before have I spent thousands of hours with a video game. Playing the game, scouring the forums, reading guides and thinking about new builds over 2 years does add up. And now it is time for me to leave. more

Linux console whereis VS which

In a recent incident where I was looking for Java on the console I noticed a difference between whereis and which. This is the short version:

searches the standard Linix (Unix) locations for a specified command

which returns the pathnames of the files which would be executed in the current environment

I prefer which because I am more interested in if a binary can be accessed in the current environment.

Using mail from command line

Simple mail directly from command line


Install node.js on Linux Mint 18 / Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

At the time of writing node.js LTS is in version 8.9. Therefore installation of version 8.x on Linux Mint is shown